The Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN) is one of the leading research institutes in Greece with cutting edge activities very much aligned with most of the Horizon 2020 R&D priorities and Europe’s Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), such as Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Micro&Nanoelectronics, Nanobiotechnology, and Photonics. The skilled human capital and creative capacity of the institute supported by a- unique in Greece- collective infrastructure provide a distinctive ecosystem for fostering and promoting world-class basic and applied research. Strong ties with the industry and numerous SMEs further assist the institute’s effort to transform the knowledge generated into innovations and to transfer them to the market. One of the main characteristics of INN’s newly-forged and distinctive character was its flexibility and willingness to turn one of its original impediments, aka the very large number of researchers (INN is by far the largest institute in the country, even larger than some entire Greek research centers), into one of its strongest assets: INN is today the most multidisciplinary research institute in the country and takes great pride in including cross-fertilization activities and horizontal synergies across its wide spectrum of disciplines in its day-to-day scientific activity..
The R&D&I activities of INN are structured in five Programs aligned with the research priorities of the institute:
(1) Chemical Sciences for Nanostructures and Biological Applications,
(2) Cultural Heritage (Study and conservation of cultural heritage materials),
(3) Magnetism and Superconductivity: Advanced Materials and Applications,
(4) Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials (Advanced nanomaterials and smart processes)
(5) Nanoelectronics, Photonics and Microsystems.
The expertise of the INN scientific personnel covers a wide range of disciplines involved in the development of materials, devices and systems as well as in the study of related physicochemical processes. More specifically it includes synthesis and growth of molecules and materials, device design, fabrication and evaluation, structural, physicochemical and analytical characterization as well as theory and simulation on multiscale modeling, non-linear systems and molecular thermodynamics.